Tetrad Buying Guide
Synonymous with true British style, Tetrad’s selection of bespoke sofas, armchairs & footstools are like no other.
From the traditional upholstery of classic Harris Tweed to the vivid velvets & bold tones of the FF collection, this Buying Guide will advise you on all things Tetrad & help answer any questions you might have before making a purchase.
Shop the full collection of Tetrad made-to-order sofas here or visit our Ashchurch & Broadway showrooms to see our in-store display models & browse the full range of Tetrad fabrics & upholstery before you buy.
Certainly Tetrad’s boldest, brightest & most contemporary collection, the FF range offers an array of spectacular pieces that are specially designed to make a unique interior statement. Stunning upholstery in a range of cosy cottons, luxurious linens & vivid velvets, the FF collection pairs marshmallow soft comfort with contemporary colour.
As its name suggests, this collection sees traditional Tetrad furnishings paired with a luxurious selection of hand-dyed European leather hides & classic Harris Tweeds. This made-to-measure fabric is sourced from the Outer Hebrides of Scotland where it has been hand-dyed & hand-woven by skilled artisans for over 100 years in a labour of love that is favoured by Royals & designers alike.
A comfortable, meticulously crafted selection of traditional Heritage chairs, sofas & stools that epitomise true British style. From full grain Italian leathers to luxurious linens to sleek velvets, Heritage sofas offer a versatile selection of upholstery options & classic styles perfectly catered to your individual preference.
Tetrad's newest collection sees a characteristic collaboration with an eclectic selection of Mulberry Home fabrics. Celebrating an ingenious fusion of country elegance & bohemian charm, the Mulberry collection is whimsical & energetic whilst remaining true to British heritage.
Sophisticated, sumptuous & stylish, the Signature collection retains Tetrad's traditional British craftsmanship & adds a dignified twist with its vast selection of Ralph Lauren fabric upholstery. From the grandeur of The Great Gatsby to the elegant preppy style of the Yale collection, Signature is the epitome of the classic American Dream, brought to life by Tetrad’s unique British style.
SUSPENSION & SCATTERS
A traditional suspension method that involves the use of fully coiled base springs for high levels of seating support whilst maintaining that luxurious sinking feeling.
Each spring is encased in its very own individual fabric pocket ensuring that weight is distributed evenly. Used for long lasting comfort along the whole sofa so that whether you are sat at the centre or at the seats edge, the comfort & support will always remain the same..
Flat s-shaped zig-zag springs placed in a continuous pattern to provide firm support.
Woven elasticated straps are placed in a criss-cross pattern along the sofas back, arms or base to provide springy resilient support which is extremely durable.
WHAT IS A FEATHER-WRAPPED SEAT CUSHION?
Feather-wrapped seat cushions consist of a foam core wrapped in a duvet of soft feather, pairing firm & soft seating comfort alike.
All Tetrad scatter cushions are luxuriously filled with feather. Unless stated as included, scatters will always be chargeable extras. For more information, please contact our Tetrad specialists on 01386 711512 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FAQ's & TERMINOLOGY EXPLAINED
WHAT IS THE FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL (FSC) ACCREDITATION?
All hardwood used in Tetrad sofas, chairs & footstools is endorsed by the Forest Stewardship Council. This organisation is dedicated to promoting responsible & sustainable forestry by inspecting individual woodlands across the globe, certifying that they are managed in an environmentally appropriate, economical manner that doesn’t harm the world’s forests.
GLUED, SCREWED & DOWELLED?
This meticulous process is an essential part of the Tetrad manufacturing method. By gluing, screwing & dowelling together each & every bespoke furnishing, Tetrad ensure their furniture is extremely strong & built to last, meaning that Tetrad sofas do not require a centre support leg.
GRAND vs. MIDI vs. PETIT vs. SNUGGLER/CUDDLER
Grand – 4 seater. Midi – 3 seater. Petit – 2 seater. Snuggler/Cuddler – 1-2 seater.
The Harris Tweed Bowmore collection includes a Highback Compact sofa. Unlike the rest of the sofas in this collection, this sofa has a higher back that not only provides a slightly different, taller look but offers a little more upright comfort as well as back & neck support. An extension of the Bowmore Chair, this sofa is also ever so slightly smaller in width & depth than a traditional Bowmore, providing a compact design.
WHAT DO THE FABRIC RANGES MEAN?
Depending on collection, the fabrics & hides available as upholstery options will vary in price. The range stated is an indication for this – the higher the range, the more expensive your choice of upholstery will be:
• FF – range 1: Brushed Cotton, range 2: Linen, range 3: Velvet & Prints.
• Harris Tweed – range dependent on Fabric &/or Hide combinations.
• Heritage – Fabric: range 3-6, Hide: range A-D & hand-antiqued.
• Mulberry Home – fabrics range A-C & a selection of leather hides.
• Signature Ralph Lauren – range A or 1-3.
WHAT IS HAND-ANTIQUED HIDE?
Hand-antiquing is a unique process where the leather hide is treated to provide an aged appearance. The leather is dyed with one colour over another to create a pigmented, highlighted look. Following upholstery, the leather is then applied by hand, removing the top coat to provide a distressed appearance that looks beautifully classic & antique. The gorgeous nature of this process means that gentle abrasion from everyday usage serves to benefit the hand-antiqued hide, accentuating the colour change & providing you with a furnishing that will look wonderfully aged, reminiscent of that of a family heirloom.
For more information, please visit our Ashchurch & Broadway showrooms where you can view our display Tetrad models. Alternatively, contact our sales team on 01386 711512 or email: email@example.com